Computed Tomography (CT) Technologist
Fort Sam Houston, TX 78234 US
DUTIES OF THE CT TECHNOLOGIST:
- Independently performs standard and complex examinations such as virtual colonoscopy, multi-phase exams of the liver, pancreas, kidneys, coronary and/or cardiac angiograms, calcium scores, pre-cardiac ablations, cystograms, and brain perfusions.
- Initializes scans, sets parameters, and performs a wide variety of axial computerized tomographic examinations to patients using advanced multi-detector CT technology in direct support of a level one (1) trauma center.
- Possesses knowledge of post-processing measures on an independent workstation, such as 3D rendering/ mapping, Multi-Planar Reconstructions/Reformations (MPR), Maximum Intensity Projection (MIP), and calcium score analyses of the coronary arteries.
- Possesses knowledge of current imaging techniques and stays abreast of any new developments within the field of study.
- Assists Radiologists and physicians in performing a wide variety of standard and complex CT examinations including but not limited to neurologic, thoracic, abdominal, angiographic, biopsies, and drainages.
- Confers with Radiologists and physicians to establish requirements of nonstandard examinations and determines technical factors such as positioning, number, and thickness cut of scans, etc., to satisfy examination requirements.
- Coordinates work with additional technologists when procedures require assistance.
- Receives, reviews, screens, and schedules patients for examinations and provides preparation instructions, including premedication if necessary.
- Interprets lab results, evaluates Glomerular Filtration Rate (GFR), and determines risk for developing Contrast Induced Nephropathy (CIN) and/or renal failure.
- Evaluates the nature of any critical/emergency examinations and rearranges patient priorities to accommodate them.
- Obtains and annotates pertinent medical records/history from patients and staff, to determine most adequate means/equipment needed for advantageous examinations.
- Receives patients and explains the risks, benefits, procedures, and methods of the examination to minimize patient fears.
- Ensures that examination preparations are accurately followed, positions patients, and makes exposures necessary to accomplish the examinations requested.
- Secures venous access and expertly monitors patient s condition during examinations for signs of infiltration or anaphylactic/allergic reactions to contrast and, if necessary, renders emergency
- aid while following proper emergency code procedures.
- Ensures patient records are in both the Electronic Health Record (EHR) and Picture Archiving and Communication Systems (PACS) and maintains a permanent record of accomplished scans in a tape library.
- Notifies Radiologists and physicians of the results of examinations to provide preliminary diagnostic evaluations and ide tifies any significant findings that may require immediate attention and/or visualization.
- Graduated from an accredited program or military equivalent program in order to meet the education requirements established for the certification(s) listed below.
- Maintain a current American Registry of Radiologic Technologist (ARRT) certification as CT Technologist.
- Minimum of one (1) year experience within the last five 5) years providing services as a certified CT Technologist.
- Maintain a current Medical Radiologic Technologist license. (May be aquired after start date with proof of current application)
- Must be an US citizen for access to government computers.
- Competitive starting salary
- 17 days of paid vacation and sick leave per year
- 11 paid Federal holidays per year
- Health & Welfare allowance contributes to the cost of health insurance, short- and long-term disability ins.
Dental & vision plans and 401k program, plus many other benefits.
ABOUT THE ARORA GROUP
The Arora Group is an award-winning, Joint Commission-certified nationwide healthcare services company that, for 30 years, has provided medical care for the men and women who serve our country in the U.S. Armed Forces. Our mission is to provide world-class care and give our over 500 healthcare professionals opportunities to improve their skills, learn from the best, and serve the needs of active duty service members, their families, and veterans.